Tomasz Łaptaszyński is a Polish photographer based in Łódź, the city deeply connected with film industry. Working both on animated films and photographed film sets, Tomasz reveals vestiges of the past in a contemporary world.
While working on the project presented below, titled Antiquity Now, Tomasz followed traces of antique culture in the present-day Polish landscape. He sought after antique references in architecture, popular culture along with typography and documented the inept attempts of interpreting this classic era.
As the artist says, “My inspiration is great Polish fantasy manifesting itself in diversity and originality of ideas, mainly in the field of area development.” Hence, in the pictures, he displays the huge mass of buildings and objects with a touch of antique, yet deprived with its primary function. “I’d like to show that today, when antique culture knowledge is no longer the basis of our education or a door to a better life, we create objects detached from classical patterns which were reinterpreted for centuries and now have at their source memories from our holidays in Greece or films about Cleopatra”- shared his thoughts Tomasz.